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AndHS_Energy Campaign 2015-16: Using the Information for the Campaign

Use the Information

(Big 6 is a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem.)

STEP 4:  USE OF INFORMATION

Ask, "How can I best use each source?  What information in each source is useful?"

  • Read, listen, view, and touch carefully to acquire information
  • Distinguish facts from opinion
  • Accurately and completely summarize/paraphrase the main idea from the source
  • Accurately cite sources

 

How to do Short Quotations

If you are directly quoting from a work, you will need to include the author, year of publication, and the page number for the reference (preceded by "p."). Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author's last name followed by the date of publication in parentheses.

According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199). 

Jones (1998) found "students often had difficulty using APA style" (p. 199); what implications does this have for teachers?

If the author is not named in a signal phrase, place the author's last name, the year of publication, and the page number in parentheses after the quotation.

She stated, "Students often had difficulty using APA style" (Jones, 1998, p. 199), but she did not offer an explanation as to why.

From Purdue OWL's APA formatting: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/

Summary or paraphrase in text citation

Summary or paraphrase

If you are paraphrasing an idea from another work, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication in your in-text reference, but APA guidelines encourage you to also provide the page number (although it is not required.)

According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.
APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).

From Purdue OWL's APA formattinghttps://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/

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